Nelson's Selkirk College trades programs are in for a shot of funding from the provincial government.

Nelson’s Selkirk campus gets shot of funding from province

The provincial government is injecting more than $787,000 into Selkirk College trades programs.

The provincial government is injecting more than $787,000 into Selkirk College trades programs.

The funding is part of a $17-million province-wide Skills and Training Plan investment to support public post-secondary institutions to upgrade equipment and put the latest tools in the hands of B.C. students.

“This investment by the Province is very timely and really appreciated,” Selkirk president Angus Graeme said in a press release. “New capital equipment for our trades program will enable Selkirk College to provide learners with an environment that reflects today’s work place. Investments in regional postsecondary education will help Selkirk College to meet both local and provincial workforce development needs.”

Equipment purchases and replacements at each institution are based upon a review and analysis of existing inventory, current and future program and industry requirements, and current government priorities to provide skills training that is aligned to the needs of the economy in each region.

Institutions will also pursue partnerships with local industries and other stakeholders to purchase or donate equipment, ensuring students continue to train on the latest equipment being used in the workplace.

The type of equipment slated for new purchase or replacement at Selkirk College — unless otherwise donated from industry partners — includes a variety of industrial vehicles for the heavy-duty/commercial transport mechanic program, shop pieces for the automotive service technician garage, and machinery for the carpentry, millwrights and metal fabricator (fitter) programs. The majority of trades programs are based out of the Nelson campuses.

 

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